The Tilt program is part of the annual exhibition schedule and has been developed by the Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery to support local art practice, inquiry and arts practitioners.
Each year an artist is invited to respond to Goolugatup Heathcote, with its many layered history, by creating a new body of work. Tilt provides local artists with an opportunity to bring a range of ideas and practice to new audiences, plus engage with a heritage site. Tilt is an invitational exhibition.
9 October 2021 - TBA
Opening 8 October 6-8pm
For this invitational exhibition, Martu artist Curtis Taylor interrogates the physical and spiritual dislocation of Aboriginal people inside and outside bounds of the institution of Heathcote Hospital and the cultural deprivation they experienced in this place.
Goolugatup Heathcote has layered and deeply conflicting histories that reflect the inner conflict doubtlessly felt by generations of Aboriginal people brought to site’s historical Hospital from across Western Australia for treatment of ailments including mental illness, substance addiction, and disorderly behaviour.
Taylor’s photographs, film, bark paintings and installations echo the physical space, stories and experiences he has researched and imagined during his time on site. He urges us to interrogate the impact of receiving care and treatment away from Country and the necessity but inevitable futility of this approach to wellness for Aboriginal people.
Curtis Taylor presents this exhibition as part of TILT, an annual residency and exhibition program responding to the Goolugatup Heathcote site.
Image Credit: Peter Cheng